Season 38

Original Air Date:
August 29, 2007

Brought to you By:
U and 20

Educational Goal:
Literacy

Word on the street: Ticklish 
Ticklish is when someone touches or pokes you and you feel tingly and start laughing.

Episode Summary

Oscar and Grundgetta are reading "The Tale of Sleeping Grouchy," and Slimey, Telly and Elmo join them. The story tells the tale of a princess that was so grouchy, she said things like, "Phooey!" "Ewwww!" and "Sounds horrible!" One day, while on a walk, the grouchy princess said "Phooey!" so many times that a wizard who was walking nearby cast a spell on the her, putting her to sleep for a hundred years!

Princess Grouchy's parents were very upset. They loved their grouchy daughter dearly and wanted to find a way to break the sleeping spell. They offered a reward to any prince who could wake the princess up. Prince Elmo came and tried to tickle Princess Grouchy awake with a feather, but it didn't work. Prince Telly played his loud tuba but Princess Grouchy still did not wake up. Finally, Prince Slimey arrived.

Everyone wondered how a tiny worm could break such a strong spell, but Prince Slimey knew exactly what to do. He gave Princess Grouchy a sweet, loveable kiss on the cheek. She awoke with an "Ewwww!" and lived grouchily ever after.